On This Day – American Poet Ogden Nash Died in 1971.


Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry.

‘Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.’ Quote by Ogden Nash

Nash claimed, he began his career in humorous poetry by scribbling one afternoon. His scribbles were to become a poem called Spring Comes to Murray Hill, which he threw away. Upon some thought, however, he retrieved it from the wastebasket and sent it to The New Yorker. His first piece of satiric verse was published in 1930.

The Rhinoceros

The rhino is a homely beast, For human eyes he's not a feast. Farwell, farewell, you old rhinoceros, I'll stare at something less prepoceros.

Ogden Nash

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